Thursday, March 25, 2010

UNCW Scientists take rare right whale photographs

On March 20, 2010, a right whale was observed giving birth off Jacksonville, Florida during aerial surveys conducted jointly by UNC Wilmington and Duke University. The aerial survey team observed a large, single right whale for 27 minutes prior to the appearance of the new born calf. The calf appeared at the surface after the adult had remained submerged, out of view, for several minutes. The team continued observations for approximately 19 minutes before leaving the site and returning to land.
Read more about this rare, endangered right whale birth on Star News Online

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First Year Spring Admit Information

Each year UNCW becomes increasingly selective, and we are unable to enroll all the talented students we want for the fall semester.  During the application process, we identify students who meet most of the criteria in UNCW's academic profile and who possess the leadership skills and academic preparation that will make them successful at UNCW's rigorous academic environment.  For this reason, we make an official offer of admission to the university as a First-Year Spring Admit (FYSA).

The FYSA group will receive academic advising over the summer should the student choose to enroll in a community college during the fall semester.  For more information on our academic advising, run through UNCW's University College, please visit the following website:  University College- FYSA Information

Admissions Decisions

After reading more than 10,000 applications from students all over North Carolina, the United States and a variety of Countries... admissions decision are on their way out!  The posted notification date for UNCW's Regular Decision Deadline is April 1, 2010 so students should be hearing back if they haven't already.  If you received a Defer decision in the Early Action round, your final admissions decision will be included in this group of admissions decisions as well.

If you have questions regarding your admissions decision, feel free to email our office at and we will be more than happy to explain more about our process this year.